Interstate 90 is a heavily traveled freeway that stretches from Seattle to Boston and has become a major arterial for semi-trailers and other large commercial trucks delivering goods across the country. In Idaho, I-90 runs through Coeur de’Alene taking the heavy traffic and trucks right through the middle of the city.
Unfortunately, this means that people are going to be injured in accidents, and some of those will be pedestrians.
Pedestrian Killed Walking on I-90 in Post Falls
A pedestrian died Thursday, February 13, 2020, when he got hit by a semi-truck on I-90. Idaho State Police say that the accident happened when—for reasons unknown—a man was walking in the right lane of the freeway and was hit by a semi-truck. The incident happened at milepost 2 in Post Falls, and the passenger was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.
Freeway Pedestrian Accidents
Walking along any highway or freeway is dangerous, but sometimes it can’t be avoided. Someone’s car breaks down and the occupant has to walk to get help, for example. When someone is walking along the freeway, they are at risk of being hit, and if they get hit by a big truck, their chance of survival is low. If they do live, they most likely will be seriously injured.
The force of the impact and the suddenness of the collision causes certain common injuries, some of which are:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Head/Facial Injuries
- Broken Ribs/Collarbone
- Shattered Wrists
- Chest Compressions
- Organ Damage
- Internal Injuries/Bleeding
- Airbag injuries
These are just a few, and when someone suffers any of these, it can put them on the sidelines for a while. This is when you need the help of a competent, experienced attorney.
Contact a Coeur d’Alene Accident Lawyer.
Established in Spokane in 1948, Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. is licensed and practices in both Washington and Idaho. We are committed to providing our clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation. If our Coeur d’Alene Car Accident Lawyers represent you for your accident case, you have our assurance that we will use our absolute best efforts to win your case. Contact us after any accident resulting in a serious injury for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. We will only offer you advice which is in your best interest.